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Looking at the DH move
If you are from Philadelphia and you have ever vacationed in Clearwater, there is a good chance you have landed at Frenchy's Cafe. It's a hole in the wall place, across the street from the hotels and restaurants that line the beach. It is a good place to catch a grouper sandwich, and an even better place to run into a group of baseball writers. Two nights ago, we were sitting at Frenchy's talking about one of the few unanswered questions heading into the World Series: how would Charlie Manuel handle the designated hitter? The Phillies kept it a state secret all week, finally posting their line-up a couple of hours ago. There had been some speculation that Manuel would DH Eric Bruntlett, or DH Pat Burrell and put Bruntlett in left field. There was other speculation that he would tap Matt Stairs, allowing the veteran's experience in the role to out-weight the fact that he hits left-handed.